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Find your HAT!

  • Posted on September 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

Part of a woman’s wardrobe is accessories. It could be pieces of jewelry, belts, scarves, and hats.

To confidently strut your hat, one must wear it with the right clothes, perfect weather, and proper occasion. But ultimately, one must wear it knowing the shape of their face.

To help you choose and style below is a compilation of must-read tips to find your perfect hat:

1. Know your face shape.

Find a full length mirror. On the mirror, trace the line of your face using your index finger dipped in soap or powder. When done, you can now compare which of these images resemble the shape of your face.

 

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2. Compare.

Many have probably  thought of our dilemma, thus for a more specific and active photo on what hat to choose, we look on how celebrity style ’em!

 

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3. Cheat list.

For a more detailed discussion, here’s a compilation of  tips on what hat to wear and how to wear it.

For Oval Face:

People with oval-shaped face are fortunate. Their options are virtually limitless. Most hat styles will suit this facial structure. Hats should generally be worn straight across the forehead or hairline.

Best Style: Streamline shapes, worn forward, square or round crowns, brims swept up on the side(s) or back; Almost Any Style

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Eva Mendes, Sofia Vergara, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham

 

For Long Face:

Long Face is also called the narrow, oblong, elongated or rectangle face. It is considered an elongated oval. Experiment with hats that have full brims such as sun hats, picture hats or floppy hats. Crowns should be deep enough to cover an ample portion of the forehead to even out the length of the face. Wide brims can be worn, especially ones that are turned downward.

Best styles:      Experiment with Wide Brims, Sun Hat, Beret

Medium to wide brims, worn straight or forward. Sharp, straight styles.

These straight brim styles “cut” the length appearance of your face.

Stay Away From: Deep or Tall crowns as they add too much height to the face and head area.

Celebrities with this face shape:

Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Oh, Rosario Dawson, Molly Sims, Liv Tyler, Teri Hatcher, Kate Hudson, Ryan Gosling, Ricky Martin, Russell Crowe, Kiefer Sutherland, Eminem

 

For Round Face:

Round Face is noted for its full round shape without angles or points. When choosing a hat for this face shape the big hats are best. Asymmetrical shapes and wide brims worn at an angle go best with the facial features. Brims that are the accented feature are great choices. It is best to steer away from hats that are narrower than the face.

Best Styles:     Newsboy, Fedora, Ivy/Flat Cap

Hats worn at a slight tilt or angle.

Asymmetrical brims will lessen the roundness. Wear profile brims in varied sizes.

Stay Away From: Styles which are narrower than the face.

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Winslet, Kte Upton, Kanye West

 

For Square Face:

Square Face is noted for its broad features: forehead, cheek bones and chin. Hats with wide brims will flatter this face shape. A slight tilt or angle of the hat will balance the broad chin of this face shape. Almost any crown will work with the exception of crowns that taper to a sharp point at the top.

Best Styles:     Bowler, Center Dent Fedora, Fashion Beanie

Large brims with soft lines, upturned brims, round crowns or curved edge square crowns.

Hats worn at slightly tilted angle.

Round and asymmetrical hats provide contrast to sharp jaw lines.

Stay Away From: Crowns that taper at the tip and hats with short brims.

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Jessica Simpson, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Ritchie, Eliza Dushku, Demi Moore, Keith Urban, Brad Pitt

 

For Heart Shape Face: Asymmetrical designs, Square or round crowns tilted to one side, Profile hats and brims with soft curves.

Heart face is noted with wide cheekbones, wide forehead and a pointy chin. Any hat with a medium-sized brim is perfect for someone with a heart-shaped face. The concern in this case is to balance out a wide forehead. If the brim is too large, the forehead will have an even wider appearance than normal. Other than that, this shape allows for a variety of different styles.

Never choose a hat which has a crown that is narrower than the cheek bones.

Best styles: Cloche, Picture hat, Pillbox, berets, turbans, sailors or boater styles work well.

Stay Away From: Fedora, Trilby and styles with a narrow crown.

Celebrities with this face shape:

Helen Mirren, Dakota Fanning, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Gabriel Union, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, Michelle Phiffer, Halle Berry, David Beckham, Leonardo Dicapario, Will Smith

 

For Triangle Face:

Triangle face shape is much like the oval face. They are both easy to style. Both are notable for the wide fore head, cheek bones and pointy chin. Hats should be worn straight across the brow line. Experiment with styles, however avoid styles that have crowns that are narrower than the cheek bones.

Best Styles: Any style hat will flatter this face shape.

Stay Away From: Crowns which are narrower than the cheek bones.

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Katie Holmes, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kelly Rowland, Sigourney Weaver, Victoria Beckham

Online Shopping Tips: How to shop like a Pro

  • Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:40 am
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Nowadays, they say that the ultimate test for customer service is convenience to one’s clientele. Hence, everything is made easier. Added services like talking to a customer service rep, free pick up and delivery, and online shopping are trending.

Despite these entitlements, consumers still have to be wary of purchases. It cannot always be for convenience only. But rather, it is still wise to be discerning in every thing that we buy. Many are becoming online shoppers due to their hectic schedule. But how does one protect themselves from tricky purchases? Below are practical tips for online consumers:

1. Window shop, physically. Not virtually yet.

This works best for clothes, most especially coat, blazers, and pants. Before buying clothes online, you really have to know your fit. Online photos can be tricky and may not yield the best fit for you. Thus, if you know a store carrying the same brand or the same product, you might want to fit there first. Just when you have the chance and time. This can work as your future reference.

You might ask why not buy it from the store at the instance. Yes, you may. But as said, this can be used as a future reference. Plus, online stores most of the time give discounts and further reductions.

2. Know your precise measurements.

This works best for footwear and pants. Most online stores have product measurements. You can easily check if their size matches yours. If you’re not sure, you can always ask them. Please do note that sometimes sizes vary. The US, UK, and Asian sizes are different from each other. Thus, it is wise that you measure your foot/waist and match them with the store’s posted measurements.

3. Test if hypoallergenic and if compatible with skin tone.

This works best for hygiene and skin care products including make up. You cannot always rely on brand description and ads. You really have to be sure. The best way is to purchase a small one i.e. shampoo/conditioner and if you liked the results, you can continue purchasing in bulk. Another is by looking for forums where the products have been tested. However, what may work for them may not work for you. Thus it is still best that you try it personally. Start with the smallest bottle.

4. Know the material, check the zippers, and double-check the internal make.

This works for all of the clothing and accessories. But can also work for bags and wallets. Some online stores offer zoom-in and enlarged-but-not-pixelized feature of photos. This way you can see clearly almost all the details of the bags/wallet. Aside from the item description, it is best to check the internal and external make of the wallet/bag. Is it handwoven, double-lined, made of real leather or synthetic, or is it made of canvass? Usually canvass-made lasts longer. Are the zippers made by YKK?

5. Check for expiration date.

This works best for food and other perishable goods. Always always always check for this, especially if it’s on sale. Then check for the ingredients, you might be allergic to one or two of the contents.

6. Triple check the details and highlights of the deal.

This works best for vouchers and gift certificates. Most consumers overlook the details like required number of voucher purchase (for travel vouchers, it’s minimum of two), location of restaurant or store, shipping method or pick-up, time of redemption, prior reservation and other minute details that if overlooked would actually cost you more.

7. Sign up for free online newsletters.

This works best for plane tickets and vouchers. This will keep you posted for best travel deals like Piso-fare and the likes. Travel bloggers usually score their plane tickets at cheap prices this way.

8. RESEARCH.

This is the ultimate tip that can ever be given. We cannot always rely on other’s opinion, but as convenient as shopping can be, Google is as convenient! We can always find reliable information on the net. Hope this helped! Online shopping may be far from convenience after all. Surely, every one wants value for their money, whatever and wherever venue the shopping occurred! :)

 

Pretty ALL Day!

  • Posted on July 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Women juggle a lot of things all at the same time. Aside from performing excellently at work, we have to maintain our prettified self to be presentable.

Sometimes, as the day goes by, we overlook minute details on how to take care of ourselves. We just skip it and hop on to our next activity, leaving us more stressed and disheveled. To instantly feel fresh and radiant, here are reminders to pretty girls on the go out there:

1. Wear exact fitting clothes.

 

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Tight-fitting clothes are over-rated. Not only does it limit our movements, but it also makes us more self-conscious. Of course on the other hand, we cannot also overdo on loose clothes lest we would look lousy. The technique is find a slacks with just the right percentage of spandex, say 3-5%, or get the proper length of skirt. Crisp polo blouses as well is a classic.

2. Wear pretty shoes.

 

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Wearing pretty shoes boosts confidence. If you like what you see whenever you look down, you instantly feel refreshed and happy. Give yourself a reason to look down and smile 😀

3. Comb and fix your hair.

 

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We know that messy and i-just-got-out-from-bed hairdo are the in things nowadays. But, we cannot afford to look like that when we are meeting clients or talking to our boss and colleagues. It is still best to look polished and neat, and save the messy do for a night out with friends.

Messy hair presents messy head (brain), so better to keep our hairs tucked in and you’ll instantly feel lighter.

4. Wear an earring.

 

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For some, wearing accessories is a no-no. They either get hassled by it, or they have allergies. For others, they actually overdo it, by wearing dangling and heavier earrings. But to get the glow and radiance we want to achieve, wearing a stud with the right size can turn you into a charming lady.

Earring lifts the aura of your face. With the right size, you’ll feel prettified the whole day.

5. Powder your nose.

 

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Our T-zone (forehead and nose) is prone to oiliness. We all heard about the cliche “Oiliness is next to ugliness“, and it is thus a basic that we bring oil control film or a powder to preserve our pretty faces.

6. Arrange your belongings, leave bulky ones.

 

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Now that we’re dressed pretty, wearing the right shoes and earrings, we can showcase ourselves without looking haggard—by not bringing bulky things, as much as possible. Women have this habit of carrying alot of things with them wherever they go. We might want to stick with our purse and smart-phones only so that we can be chic and classy. What’s the use of smart phones if we cannot use it as temp or alternative for our e-docs.

7.  Wear pretty undergarments.

 

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In preparation for our day, we have to wear the proper undergarments to support our body. And, you’ll definitely feel the vibe of wearing a pair of pretty undies. Take it should be paired. ! You’ll feel sexy inside, and it will radiate on the outside. La Senza and Herbendh have a lot of pretty, sezy, and sassy undergarments that you could choose from. Hoard during their sale. You’ll never wear anything not paired after!

Hope this helps! Stay pretty ladies!